APWU Tentative Guidelines For Effective Dates of New Contract

The new APWU and USPS collective bargaining agreement will be signed on Monday, May 23rd. Below is a timeline of effective dates (subject to change). Also “The APWU Industrial Relations Department has produced a Guide to Local Negotiations that contains a wealth of information to assist locals in bargaining over Local Memorandums of Understanding (LMOUs) […]

APWU Ratification Vote Count Underway – Yes Vote Leading By Wide Margin

From the American Postal Workers Union: Ratification Vote Count Underway (05/11/11) The counting of ballots in the ratification vote on the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement has begun. As of 12:45 p.m., the numbers stand at 69,451 “yes” votes, and 22,351 “no” votes.. There has not been an update since 12:45 p.m.? The numbers will be […]

Burrus: APWU Tentative Contract Analysis

My disagreements with the tentative agreement have been chronicled on this site and repeated on occasion by others. The source of my criticisms have been centered on the severe reduction of pay for new employees without providing them a voice; the significant increase in non-career employees who will be fully integrated in the work force […]

APWU: Additional Q & A About the Tentative Agreement

Questions have been posed on the APWU’s Facebook page about the Tentative Agreement for a new contract. Below, union officers address some recent questions. Question: Could new Non-Traditional Full-Time jobs be scheduled six days a week? Answer: Clerk Craft NTFT assignments could be created as six-day assignments where necessary to create a desirable duty assignment […]

Burrus Editorial: It’s All About Me

To APWU Members I have written a number of opinion letters criticizing the tentative agreement; however, while forcefully advancing my position I realize that there is a countervailing position as expressed in the hypothetical letter below reflecting the sentiment of many APWU members. Dear Mr. Burrus: I have read your opinion regarding the tentative agreement […]

APWU Didn’t Just Think Outside Of Box To Reach Tentative Agreement

we broke down the sides of the box to reach an agreement that benefits both parties. The Tentative Agreement and the Clerk Craft: Safeguarding Jobs,Creating New Opportunities Many provisions of the APWU’s tentative agreement with the postal Service directly affect the Clerk Craft. Highlights of the entire agreement can be found on pages 6-9, but […]

More Non-Traditional Full-Time Jobs Q & A On APWU Tentative Agreement

“Here are a few more questions and answers [on Non-Tradtional Full-Time jobs] that I think the membership should be aware of before they vote on the proposed contract.  I believe that if all Clerk Craft employees were aware of the details and impact of the NTFT jobs, they would unanimously reject this contract” – By Clint […]